abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minn. Pharmacists Getting Trained for More Face-to-Face Interaction

Updated: 01/13/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 01/13/2014 5:23 PM KSTP.com
By: Ellen Galles

University of Minnesota pharmacists are preparing for the future of medicine... and that means more face time with their patients.

It's a growing trend in pharmaceutical medicine: pharmacists are learning to do much more than just fill out prescriptions. At the U of M, the curriculum and residency program are becoming more geared towards patient interaction and managing patients' medication. 

In fact, just last year alone U of M pharmacists at Fairview clinics saw more than 4,000 patients for medication management sessions.

"Medications are a huge part of how we manage health, so having that expertise is becoming more recognized and incorporated," said Sarah Westberg with the U's College of Pharmacy.

Medication management sessions between patients and pharmacists are up 70 percent in the last five years within the U of M/Fairview network.


Tornado Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Kittson
Expires: 9/19/2014 7:15 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
75°
76° | 64°
  • Feels like: 75° F
  • Wind: NNW 5mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Sat Showers and thunderstorms late
    75° | 54°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    70° | 51°
  • Mon Abundant sunshine
    70° | 50°
  • Tue Mostly sunny
    74° | 56°

Video

KSTP NEWS